On Monday, June 8, 2020, the Gananda Dollars for Scholars awarded scholarships totaling $33,575 to 24 students:

 Helene Becker - Nazareth College studying Elementary Education

Kayleigh Britton - West Virginia University studying Biology          

Sydney Buchko - SUNY Fredonia studying Childhood Inclusive Education  

Christian Clarcq - University at Buffalo studying Exercise Science    

Rylee Francis - Monroe Community College/SUNY Geneseo studying Inclusive Childhood Education

Abby Freeman - Alfred State College studying Veterinary Technology

Maddy Gales - St John Fisher College studying Nursing

Ariel Gaziano - Finger Lakes Community College studying Childhood Education

Alex Harding - University at Albany studying Political Science

Cora Hawn - St John Fisher College studying Psychology

Mattia Hofstetter - Slippery Rock University studying Photography

Maddie Mancuso - Binghamton University studying Biology

Christopher Martin - University of Albany studying Atmosphere Science

Logan Muha - Binghamton University studying Political Science

Dominic Petrucci - SUNY Geneseo studying Political Science

Daniel Pitolaj - Binghamton University studying Business

Jacob Rapp - Keuka College studying Biology

Hannah Sanson - Ithaca College studying Journalism

Franz Schachtner - University at Buffalo studying Dermatology

Grace Tursi - Nazareth College studying Political Science

Wyatt VanNess - Monroe Community College studying Liberal Arts

Claudia Walsh - University at Albany studying Business Administration

Erin Weill - Northeastern University studying Bio-engineering

Hope Worcester - Nazareth College studying Nursing


























Gananda Dollars for Scholars is a United Way donor designated organization.

Our ID# is 3323.
If you work in Wayne, Monroe, Ontario, and other local counties, your workplace may be part of the campaign.

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"I am grateful to live in a community that has a program like this to support its seniors. I appreciate all the GDFS volunteers do to make this possible."

-- Amy T., recipient of 2017 Foundations of the Future Award


"Thank you for putting me closer to my dreams. The Phone-a-thon was a really fun activity to be a part of...I  loved being involved in the activity. The event was even greater since it was for a good cause, our success".

-- Tom K., recipient of 2017 GDFS Phone-a-thon Award


"I'm grateful for the opportunities the scholarship will open up for me and my education, I'm thankful that GDFS has taken me into consideration when awarding these scholarships. I am looking forward to continuing my education at SUNY Geneseo".

-- Sarah S., recipient of 2017 GDFS Phone-a-thon Award


Financial Aid Information:

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

NY State Higher Education Services Corporation

Rochester Community Foundation Scholarships

Ruben A. Cirillo HS Guidance Department

Scholarship Coach from Scholarship America

Scholarship America Collegiate Partner Directory

Fastweb Scholarships

Gananda Rotary Scholarship

Scholly scholarship search

Good Call Scholarship search



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Gananda Dollars for Scholars is a community-based, nonprofit organization that raises scholarship funds for qualified Gananda graduates. These scholarships help to further the education of students who have a strong work ethic and contribute to the community. GDFS is supported by local individuals, organizations and businesses, and is a part of Scholarship America. We offer students and parents a resource to locate local and national scholarship opportunities. Gananda Dollars for Scholars is a  501(c)(3) non-profit, which means your donation is tax deductible.